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soil bank

a plan providing cash payments to farmers who cut production of certain surplus crops in favor of soil-enriching ones.
Origin of soil bank
First recorded in 1950-55
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soil-bank, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was to be a kind of soil bank, though without the subsidy.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
British Dictionary definitions for soil bank

soil bank

(in the US) a federal programme by which farmers are paid to divert land to soil-enriching crops
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